This month saw the release of Scottish producer Joshua Sabin's album "Terminus Drift". Subtext, as a label, have become one of the most innovative and intriguing forces within the world of drone and ambient music. For over a decade they have been responsible for the release of music by the likes of Emptyset, Cevdet Erek and FIS. Their sound abstract, the music menacing and other worldly.
Joshua's appearance on the label marked his debut in the world of electronic music, no small feat and something which should not be taken lightly. Built from field recordings captured amidst transit systems he has crafted an album of great depth, intricacy and tone.
We caught up with him as he cites eight tracks to drift to....
Buy 'Terminus Drift' HERE.
ELECTRICAL WALKS - CHRISTINA KUBISCH / DEUTSCH
I love Christina Kubisch's ideas and by chance was in Berlin summer 2014 so caught her 'Hidden From View' solo show at Galerie Mazzoli. Kubisch's work chimes with me, she sheds light on an otherwise inaudible but sonically rich electromagnetic landscape. I can't remember where I read it, but she's discussed how over the course of a decade, she has witnessed these hidden sounds change drastically - their initial clarity now swept up in a dense noise of new emitters, new technologies, and new telecommunications. Our perception of the evolution of our cities is so grounded in the physical or tangible, so to observe this transformation from within a hidden sonic world is something very cool.